Volunteers needed for marrow drive

Volunteers needed for marrow drive

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Texas A&M University-Kingsville will serve as the destination for nearly 33 graduate student visitors from Texas State University for a bone marrow drive scheduled for the last week of February.

The volunteers of the Gen-Cure Marrow Donor Program will be assigned to six locations throughout campus grounds, where they hope to inform students, faculty, and staff on the importance of donating bone marrow, as well as the process it entails.

The bone marrow drive is scheduled to begin Sunday, Feb. 21, with a preliminary seminar discussing donor education as well as the registration process.

The seminar is set to take place between 4 p.m to 6 p.m. at Frank H. Dotterweich Engineering complex in room 138.

Following the seminar, certain designated sites will be available throughout the university where potential donors will be allowed to sign-up starting Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3  p.m., as well as Wednesday from 9 a.m. to Noon.

There will be six locations on campus where people will be allowed to sign up; at the Pavilion right outside of the Student Union Building, the Dinning Hall located within the SUB, the Steinke Physical Education Center, inside Manning Hall, the entrance of Jernigan Library, and outside the Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy building.

If you see anyone wearing a Texas State shirt, please make them feel welcome at our university.

For any further information, please contact Joe Castillo with the Student Health and Wellness department at: (361) 593-3991.

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